The Cardinals pulled their first fish out of this year’s free agent waters on Thursday, by inking first baseman Mark Reynolds. Reynolds adds more right-handed power to a bench that struggled to find a consistent source of productive depth over the last few years behind its front eight.
Over the last week, the Cardinals have made two moves that have locked up and solidified the left side of the infield for years to come.
While much of the success that a team has comes from its own preparation, what goes on around them also plays a huge factor. The Cardinals have been among the most successful clubs at concisely addressing their needs this winter, but how has the rest of the National League Central done?
In the continued offseason evolution of the Cardinal roster, the team parted ways with three players on Tuesday, as the free agent free-for-all continues to inch closer.
The big question regarding the Cardinals going ahead is how will all of the assets they have fit into one roster. One thing that is for certain is that the biggest variable is the team’s most versatile player, Matt Carpenter.